AEI wants to wish all our students and agents and their families a Wonderful Holiday season and a safe and Happy New Years. Please be advised that our Auckland and Christchurch Campuses will be closed from 5pm on the 22nd December and will re-open again on the 8th January 2018. In the event of an emergency for either the Auckland or Christchurch Campus please contact 021 303 133. Thank you for all your support over the last year and we look forward to welcoming our students back to study with us in 2018
Alpha Educational Institute (AEI) was started 1995, in Christchurch city. We have a proud history of 21 years! A lot of changes have happened in Alpha. One of the biggest changes is that we have moved just from our old Bishopdale campus to a wonderful new Campus at 19 Sheffield Crescent.
Our new campus is positioned on the corner of Sir William Pickering Drive and Sheffield Crescent, in the Canterbury Technology Park, Burnside. We are very close to the Christchurch International Airport, which only lies two kilometres to our west. We also have lots of “Great Neighbours”, such as Jade World, The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, The Airways Corporation, Vodafone, Fulton Hogan, ECan, The Bank of New Zealand, MYOB and BDO. The Residential suburb of Burnside has many new homes and wonderful homestays and Nunweek Park is only a few minutes away. Our campsite is well-serviced by good bus routes. This location is very convenient for students!
Our new campus is much more spacious and bright; every classroom has very good natural lighting and the sun stream into all the classrooms. Our aim is always to provide students with a great environment and make they feel comfortable and able to study well to reach their goals!
Nina has been our wonderful Administration Manager for nearly two years. We all love her.
Now Nina is leaving because she is pregnant! Her first baby is due to be born any day now! The lovely Kathryn, our principal, is making a farewell speech and the staff and students are also saying ‘Thank you’ to Nina and joining the farewell party!
It’s Friday afternoon again! Every Friday is our teenage students’ exciting activities time! We have gone on so many different activities so far. For examples: The Christchurch Gondola, Canoeing on the Avon River, Mini Golf, Ice Skating, Ten Pin Bowling and Laser Strike! But today we are going to do ‘indoor’ rock climbing!
Every time students go climbing, the staff will teach them how to put on the safety belt and check
everyone before they start. They will make sure all the students are safe during their climbing. After that, the students can challenge themselves and each other on all the different “Rock Wall” equipment. They love it and we see them all gain so much confidence! Doing exciting and positive physical activities outside of the classroom adds to their academic study programme and makes them “well-rounded” students!
AEI held an Opening Ceremony for the new Christchurch campus at 19 Sheffield Crescent, on the 24th of November 2016. The Christchurch’s newly re-elect Mayor, Hon. Lianne Dalziel cut the ribbon and declared the campus open!
A large crowd of over 100 people attended to share the special occasion. This was also an opportunity for AEI to reveal its new branding.
Hi, I’m Matt
I was born in England but have spent most of my life in New Zealand, so I’m a real Kiwi now.
I grew up in Auckland, then studied English and History at Auckland University. I started English language teaching about 15 years ago and have had various teaching and management jobs in this area since.
I really love my job as it gives me the chance to meet people from all over the world and learn about them and their cultures. I also get the chance to help people achieve their dreams – whether that’s to improve their English for a better job, to get in to an English-speaking University or just to travel and make friends in other countries.
I believe people learn best when they are active and engaged. If you choose to study at AEI, I would love to work with you help reach your English language goals and have fun while doing it!
Our 2017 Term One Holiday Programme is now taking enrolments. The Programme runs at the Christchurch campus for high school aged students. You can enrol for either one or both weeks of the Term 1 holidays and fees include all material costs and a fun activity on Fridays. For more details or to enrol a student email firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 03 359 1525.